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Re: 01A noise
Yep, ruled out, unfortunately. There's quite a bit of backlash in the
front diff, almost none in the rear. Rear diff mounts and propshaft check
OK. When hot, the front diff makes a clik-clik noise when rotated. And,
when I drained the tranny oil, it was brown and metallic looking, and up
through the drain hole, I could see a ring and pinion that looked sharp
enough to shave with. Don't get me wrong, I wish you were right...
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> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: 01A noise
> Date: Wednesday, June 25, 1997 7:58 AM
> >>I have come to the distressing conclusion that the high pitched whine
> >>to mention the clunk on shifting) coming from the drive-train on my
> >>recently resurrected 88 80Q is noise from a worn/failing front final
> >>I'm rather puzzled as ten years of experience with the 01A trans has
> >>to believe that this unit is bulletproof.
> The clunk sounds very familiar; either worn out rear diff bushings, or
> center prop support wear or misalignment. Have you ruled these common
> forms of clunking out? They feel just like driveline lash!
> The whine may well be a wheel bearing.
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